1743- Creator of one of the world’s first steam boats, John Fitch, is born.
This Day in History
1955- Construction begins on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, a bascule bridge in Louisiana, U.S.A.
1736- James Watt, Scottish inventor of the Watt steam engine, is born.
1861- Hans Goldschmidt, inventor of the thermite welding process, is born.
2004- Ground breaks for the construction of Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, in St. Louis, Missouri.
1868- The refrigerator car is patented by American fish dealer, William Davis.
1861- Elisha patents the steam elevator.
1914- An assembly line for the first car, the Model T, is introduced by Henry Ford.
1942- The patent for constructing plastic auto bodies is granted to Henry Ford.
1905- The baroque revival-styled Parliament House opens in Stockholm, Sweden.